Panic

I’m kinda new to this so I hope I do alright!! I have so many ideas running through my head that my friend Andy Flood suggested I partake in the Friday Fictioneers as a way of flexing my writing skills.

 

For those of you in the know here is this weeks pic

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Here is Madison’s link: http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/flash-fiction/barbed-wire-and-bulls/

Panic

Drew eyed up the perimeter of the building that stood before him. It was impossibly tall with no visible hand holds or openings. Panic started to rise within him, taking over the usual calm he had when faced with danger or a hopeless situation.

That was before he’d spent hours evading the rotten, clawing fingers of the thousand corpses fighting to tear into his flesh like he was an all you can eat buffet!!

As the ravenous horde came into view over the ridge Drew spotted his last chance, a spiky metal lifeline dangling from the corner of the wall…

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21 thoughts on “Panic

  1. Great suspense. Hope Drew isn’t going from the frying pan into the fire. 🙂 Well done. Glad Andy Flood pointed you this direction–will be looking forward to more of your stories.
    Mine: http://www.vlgregory-circa1800.vpweb.com/blog.html

  2. elmowrites says:

    Welcome to the fictioneers, oni! I liked your story – you certainly set up an interesting situation here for your protagonist and I liked his confusion at his own fear.
    Hope you’ll be back again next week for more.
    I’m over here: http://elmowrites.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/friday-fiction-soul-memories/

  3. JKBradley says:

    I wonder if he’ll make it up and over? There are only so many zombies one can handle before it just isn’t a fair fight. And Zombies cheat.

    Here’s mine: http://thebradleychronicles.wordpress.com/

  4. sphrbn says:

    Going good for someone new to friday fictioneers. I have a feeling this is a zombie story, cool.
    Here’s mine: http://sphrbn.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/195/

  5. Atiya says:

    Very Zombie Apocalypse, that’s a great take on the picture. here is mine, it isn’t 100 words, though I just couldn’t resist… http://remakingme-atiyatownes.blogspot.com/2012/04/flash-fiction-clearing-wire.html enjoy and thanks for the share

  6. pinionpost says:

    I think this is the first one based on today’s prompt where the barbed wire was what saved a character — definitely a good twist on it!

    My first time was this week too: http://pinionpost.com/2012/04/27/the-letter/

  7. dmmacilroy says:

    A tough climb ahead for your MC, Oni. Welcome to the gang. Are you going to join the zombie clique? You’ll be in good company.

    Aloha,

    Doug

    http://ironwoodwind.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/ask-anyway/

  8. Sandra says:

    Nice one. I still don’t reckon much to his chances though … 😦 I’m not sure whether he’s going to use it to scale the building or attack his pursuers, either way I’m not putting any money on his survival. Well done.
    http://castelsarrasin.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/trespass/

  9. Mike says:

    A great story.
    Left me wondering about the hungry corpses after his flesh and how he was going to defeat them ….. if he was.

    Here’s mine:
    http://mjshorts.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/the-frightened-mob-a-100-word-story/

  10. Madison Woods says:

    Uh-oh. I hope he has a pair of gloves in his back pocket. That’s going to be a tough climb otherwise. Great job at setting up tension and a conflict. Thanks for joining us!

  11. oni1138 says:

    Thanks for the comment guys, can’t wait until the next one now!!

  12. Gary says:

    Nice zombie story, Andy! Good to see you joining us and using your love of zombies – and possibly a hint of the Parkour/Assassin’s Creed in there, if I’m guessing right? 🙂

    http://garybaileywriting.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/fridayfictioneers-hunterhunted/

  13. Andy Flood says:

    Welcome to the Friday Fictioneers 🙂 You’re off to a great start here with a well written story which allows some of your interests to shine through. You build an atmosphere full of tension, dread and adrenaline very effectively. Leaving us wondering whether Drew will be overcome by fatigue or find a last reserve to make his escape was a nice touch. Is this perhaps a window into a larger project?

    I’m really glad you decided to get involved and share your work. Well done on a brave move. I hope this new pursuit brings you many happy hours of reading and writing pleasure.

    • oni1138 says:

      thank you, it’s great to be here 🙂 this is indeed inspired by the larger project I have in mind and I have already got much out of this pursuit!!

  14. tedstrutz says:

    You did just fine… scary thought.

    Welcome to the club!

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